Park School aims for pupils to be safe, happy and to engage positively in their learning and holistic development.
The school actively promotes a positive educational culture, through which pupils’ efforts are privately and publicly acknowledged to celebrate individual achievements and enhance self-esteem.
Park School provides every pupil with a broad, balanced, adaptable and relevant curriculum based on the National Curriculum guidelines. A comprehensive 14-16 curriculum Pathway is available at Park School and at local colleges. This offers GCSE, AQA Unit Awards, ASDAN, Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2, Number and Measure Levels 1 and 2, ICT Levels 1 and 2 and other external examinations.
The curriculum is tailored to meet all of the pupils’ needs. For example in secondary, the subjects offered are directly relevant to the specific needs and ability of our pupils – GCSE Maths, Maths Functional Skills Level 1 & 2 and Maths Number & Measure Level 1.
Park School aims to prepare pupils for life in Modern Britain. We promote fundamental British Values through teaching about democracy, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
KS2 Primary Curriculum
Park School has a primary department which supports KS2 pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs and encourages them to rediscover the fun in learning, re-engage with education, improve their academic progress and develop essential social and emotional skills.
We specialise in providing a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment where pupils can explore, have fun and enjoy learning through a range of personalised experiences. We are proud to offer a high staff to student ratio, with a maximum of generally no more than five pupils per class.
The curriculum is designed specifically to promote effective learning skills as well as encouraging personal growth and development of the pupils. All formal requirements of the National Curriculum are taught and a range of enriching extra-curricular activities are regularly included.
Our curriculum is underpinned by the social aspects of learning and activities are designed to enhance and further develop the pupil’s personal and life skills. We support pupils to develop their self-awareness and self-esteem, enabling them to improve their behaviour for learning and allowing them to achieve their potential within a positive and nurturing environment.
All lessons are adapted appropriately to address the individual needs of the pupils.
To supplement pupils’ learning we have regular assemblies and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) sessions. We follow all statutory curriculum requirements for RSE.
We specialise in providing a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment where pupils can explore, have fun and enjoy learning – James Davis, Head Teacher
Secondary – Pupil Centred Provision
The secondary curriculum at Park School helps pupils become:
Successful learners who enjoy learning, make good progress and achieve.
Confident individuals, able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to their local and wider community.
This approach to curriculum planning ensures that pupils are at the centre and the curriculum they require is tailored, where appropriate to meet their individual needs.
We are proud to offer a high staff to student ratio, with a maximum of generally no more than five pupils per class. Extensive and individualised resources also allow for a bespoke approach to education and ensure the needs of all the pupils are met.
Each pupil is supported in identifying and achieving their ambitions through effective transition planning and a comprehensive careers service including support from an independent careers advisor. Pupils are encouraged to voice their views regarding their provision and are involved in setting their own development targets to enable them to realise their short and long term goals.
Park School encourages pupils to develop their learning, leadership and independence skills through a well-balanced curriculum offering academic, creative, practical and physical experiences.
Embedded within the fabric of Park School is the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development of each student. There is also a strong emphasis on learning outside of the classroom. We have developed good links within our local community – particularly with local colleges.